Moths of North Carolina
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110 NC Records

Phaeoura quernaria (J.E. Smith, 1797) - Oak Beauty Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Geometroidea Family: GeometridaeSubfamily: EnnominaeTribe: NacophoriniP3 Number: 911191.00 MONA Number: 6763.00
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Covell (1984; as Nacophora quernaria); Beadle and Leckie (2012)Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA, GBIF                                                                                 
Adult ID Requirements: Identifiable from good quality photos of unworn specimens.
Distribution in North Carolina
Distribution:
County Map: Clicking on a county returns the records for the species in that county.
Flight Dates:
 High Mountains (HM) ≥ 4,000 ft.
 Low Mountains (LM) < 4,000 ft.
 Piedmont (Pd)
 Coastal Plain (CP)

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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Our records come from maritime forests, Longleaf pine communities, riverine and non-riverine swamp forests, mesic hardwood slopes, cove forests, and high elevation forests
Larval Host Plants: Polyphagous, feeding on many species of hardwood trees and shrubs (Wagner et al.,2001)
Wikipedia
See also Habitat Account for General Forests and Shrublands
Status in North Carolina
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Natural Heritage Program Ranks: G5 S5
State Protection: Has no legal protection, although permits are required to collect it on state parks and other public lands.
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 Photo Gallery for Phaeoura quernaria - Oak Beauty Moth

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Recorded by: Richard Teper on 2022-06-24
Avery Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2022-05-01
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2022-04-30
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2022-04-23
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2022-04-06
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish and Joy Wiggins on 2022-03-22
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2022-03-20
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: R. Newman on 2022-03-18
Carteret Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka, Bo Sullivan and Steve Hall on 2021-06-08
Scotland Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-05-20
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-05-16
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: tom ward on 2021-05-14
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: tom ward on 2021-05-14
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-05-04
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-05-03
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-04-29
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-04-13
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-04-11
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: R. Newman on 2021-04-07
Carteret Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-04-07
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: David L. Heavner on 2021-04-05
Chatham Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2021-04-04
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-04-04
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2021-04-03
Cabarrus Co.
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Recorded by: Richard Teper on 2021-03-29
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-03-26
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2021-03-24
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-06-21
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-06-09
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-05-18
Madison Co.
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